211 Studebaker Golden Hawk with original box
Corgi looked across The Pond and decided that the range needed something more appealing than a Morris Cowley. So number 211 went to the Studebaker Golden Hawk which has to be good on the basis of its name alone!
The early model without interior or suspension is only available in mid-blue with a gold flash on the rear fins. You may see a white one - that’ll be the M version. The gold, either paint or plated, are 211S and have seats and suspension.
This is a hard car to find in good condition now, although plenty were originally sold. In fact this was the penultimate one in my list of normal issues to find.
So many have been badly playworn or scratched. This is super. The base has a rear axle ‘differential’ bulge that looks a bit like a 211M but isn’t. It is a solid base too, not tin like others around at the time.
All in all, if you need one of these, you’ll be hard pushed to find better. It now comes with a lovely original ‘blue’ box. This is complete and in very good shape. On end has been taped closed (not repaired).View more photos